Spring and Summer Concert Series
May 16 Milford Community Band
The band started as the “Milford Adult Community Band”, but dropped the “Adult” after a few years. Membership is open to anyone who has a horn and can read music. The major purpose of the band is to provide a place to play. Those of us who used to play in high school/college, then discontinued playing (for whatever reason) and want play again now have the opportunity. Secondary purpose is to provide musical entertainment for appreciative audiences. Current membership now includes many young people from 7th grade on up through seniors in high school. Of course, there are also older people, several in their eighties. There are several family units: Mother and two children; 2 Dads and their daughters; 4 husband/wife combinations. Membership changes, of course – people move away, lose interest, etc. Since its inception, there have been 282 participants in the band. The active list contains about 63 names. The members come from Bridgeville, Clayton, Dover, Ellendale, Felton, Georgetown, Greenwood, Harbeson, Harrington, Lewes, Smyrna, Lincoln, Magnolia, Milford, Millsboro, Milton, Rehoboth, Seaford, and Selbyville.
May 23 Triple Shot
Triple Shot was formed in 1999 and is based out of Reading, Pennsylvania.
Band members include Greg Franks, Jim Koren and help from a few of their friends. They specialize in cool funk, new country, modern and classical dance rock.
Currently recording a new demo CD, they play throughout the tri-county area of Southeastern Pennsylvania.
May 30 Runaway Train
Runaway Train was formed the summer of 2010 in Southern Delaware combining the talents of five long time musicians. Coming from a variety of backgrounds, all the members join together to form one collective voice that resonates in a genuine expression of who they are and where they came from. Influenced by Americana and country acts such as The Avett Brother, The Dixie Chicks and Sugerland, the band combines the foot stomping favorites along with their own original music. www.reverbnation.com/ratband
June 6 Miss Delaware Pageant Nighty
Join us for an evening of entertainment and meet 2012 Miss Delaware, Alyssa Murray, as well many other former Miss Delawares. The evening will feature fun filled entertainment of song and dance by the 2013 Miss Delaware contestants.
The 72nd Miss Delaware Pageant will be held June 27, 28 and 29 at the Dover Downs Hotel and Casino.
The Miss Delaware Pageant is a not-for-profit organization that is the official state preliminary for the Miss America Pageant. The Miss America Pageant is a scholarship-based program.
June 13 Skinny Leg Pete Band
The band is made up of a group of seasoned professional musicians, and also has other individual projects. This high energy band will provide hours of classic rock and roll, rhythm and blues. They are known also as a party band. Come out and enjoy the sounds! http://skinnylegpete.com
June 20 Joe Baione
Joe Baione named an emerging artist by Philadelphia Weekly and Zanzibar Blue and a protégé of the great Benny Golson.
Joe has been labeled as an enthusiastic vibist who plays very instinctive with the energy of Elvin Jones, John Coltrane, and McCoy Tyner group. His vibraphone playing is quite different from the regular vibist. It is a new style with a twist of teetering on the edge and high energy and excitement.
June 27 The Honeycombs
An evening with The Honeycombs is… dancing in your chair and wishing that someone else would get up and dance so you could bust loose! This high energy group will be performing favorites from Elvis, to Motown, to Disco, to Rock.
The Honeycombs, a 7-piece show band, will perform a variety of songs from the 50’s through the sounds of today. Don’t miss this Delaware favorite!
July 4 No Performance Scheduled
Enjoy Dover's 4th of July Celebration! A celebration of Independence in the Capital of the First State.
Please visit the Fourth of July Celebration Committee website for more information on the days events.
July 11 Reptile World
Snakes, turtles, crocs, alligators, lizards are on the Green!
Come meet an interesting array of animals from the world’s most exotic family… the reptiles. Your personal guide for this adventure will be Michael D. Shwedick, who has traveled extensively presenting the Reptile World program to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. A professional reptile handler and renown speaker, Michael also owns one of the country’s largest private reptile collections, Reptile World, Inc.
Reptile World has been making a visit to our Series On The Green for decades, always drawing large crowds. This is a don't miss show for all ages! http://reptileworld.org
July 18 Island Boyz Band
The ISLAND BOYZ BAND started in 1991 and have been going ever since. Even though some members have changed through the years, the sound and energy remains constant. The Island Boyz home base is lower Delaware, but some of the members travel from different states and islands such as Florida, Maryland, Canada and Grenada. They have performed at hundreds of shows, weddings, fundraisers and personal gatherings.They have also been the opening act for such groups as The Wailers, Yellowman, and many, many more.
The band consists of 7 members who hail from several different islands: Leader and Keyboardist Owen (Big O) Lans was born in St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. and resides in Millsboro, Delaware. Lead Vocalist Harriette (Pet) Jeremiah was born in Grenada, W.I. and still resides there. Drummer and Vocalist Lee (Milo) Spence was born in Jamaica and resides in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Bass Guitarist Ivan (Pedler) Baker was born in Grenada W.I. and resides in Rehoboth, Delaware. Lead Guitarist Galbert (Gillie) Spence was born in Jamaica and resides in Canada. Percussionist and Vocalist Edmund (Bedie) McKinzie was born in Abaco, Bahamas and resides in Lewes, Delaware. Steel Drummer Hugh (Andy) Huggins, Jr. was born in Trinidad W.I. and resides in Silver Springs, Maryland.
The Island Boyz can be seen at their home base – The Rusty Rudder in Dewey Beach, Delaware, where they have performed 7 days a week for the past 17 years from late April until the end of October. http://islandboyz.net
July 25 The Reunion
Bio coming soon!
August 1 Dean Sapp & Hartford Express
Bio coming soon!
August 8 Southern Draw
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August 15 OVER TIME
What makes OVER TIME unique is the way it was formed back in 2004.
This band is led by the local popular music teacher Mark Marvel [lead guitar & vocals], the music director at Indian River High School for the past 26 years. The rest of the band consists of Eric Tsavdar [keyboard & vocals], Greg Reynolds [bass & vocals], and Tim Berzins [drums], all are former top music students of Mark's from Indian River High School.
From Elvis to Kansas, from Journey to Foo Fighters, the four have been piecing together classic favorites and popular rock ballads for a versatile collection of songs. The band has been playing several events and functions in the Delaware and Maryland area for the last few years. OVER TIME has been very well received and is a great band for dancing and appeals to a wide range of ages. www.myspace.com/overtimeclassicrock
August 22 Melissa Cox & Mythica
Armed with an arsenal of instruments, Melissa Cox and Mythica will take you on a sonic rollercoaster ride! Influenced by traditional and contemporary Celtic and World music, and by rock artists like Paul Simon, Led Zeppelin, and Tori Amos, this versatile band writes songs that are inventive but accessible, fresh yet familiar.
Mythica's popularity is due in part to their songwriting ingenuity. Self-dubbed "Celtic fusionists," the members of Mythica are in their element while fusing Celtic with anything from prog rock to Newgrass, Americana to Hawaiian, electronic to classic rock.
"All the members of Mythica come from very diverse musical and ethnic backgrounds, and we like to explore them through our music," says lead singer Melissa Cox. "There is always a strong Celtic undercurrent that runs through our songs...sometimes that current carries us to other musical lands."
Melissa and Mythica tour internationally, and since 2005 they have shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the Celtic, folk, and pop/rock markets, including the Spin Doctors, Sister Hazel, Smash Mouth, Black 47, the Makem Brothers, Celtic Crossroads, Tom Chapin, Young Dubliners, Catie Curtis, and many others, and they have appeared at some of the largest Celtic and World festivals in the U.S., Hawaii and New Zealand.
Mythica was voted Best Band in 2006 by 93.7 FM WSTW, and Best U.S. Celtic Fusion Band in 2007 by Celtic MP3 Music Magazine. In 2008, lead singer Melissa Cox was awarded Best Singer/Songwriter by Spark Magazine and Best Musical Folk Artist by Delaware Division of the Arts. Cox was also a finalist in the 2004 Song of the Year Contest for her tune "elijah, elijah." www.mythicamusic.com/
August 29 Bad JuJu
Bad JuJu is a Delaware Blues band that is all about good old fashioned, shoot-from-the-hip blues, rhthym, blues nad soul! Much of what we put out there for you may be on a list, but is not really scripted. I doubt that it will ever happen the same way twice, and that is what keeps it interesting, energized and full of vibe! We hope that you enjoy what you hear and can get lost in the music just enough to forget the day-to-day things that sometimes get in the way. We are Bad JuJu! www.roadhousebluesfest.com/badjuju
September 5 First State Harmonizers
The First State Harmonizers is a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society and is a Men's Chorus performing four part harmony of classic Americana favorites to include ballads, up-tunes, patriotic, and show tunes. The Chorus is comprised of 25-30 males, age ranging from 12 – 90 years old and has performed in Delaware for over 25 years.